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2019-20 Southwest Division Preview

by Keith P Smith

Oct 23, 2019 12:25 PM

On the Grizzlies' exciting rebuild, Houston's big gamble on Russell Westbrook, Dallas seeing what they have in Doncic and Porzingis, the Pelicans in Year 1 of the Zion era, and the Spurs doing very little but outperforming expectations yet again. Read more »

Tags: Dallas Mavericks, Houston Rockets, Memphis Grizzlies, New Orleans Pelicans, San Antonio Spurs, NBA

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Thirty Histories: San Antonio Spurs

by Colin McGowan

Oct 1, 2019 11:08 AM

It all seemed premature and reckless when Gregg Popovich controversially fired Bob Hill in 96-97 and became head coach of the Spurs, until it was proven to be ingenious. Read more »

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2019 Western Conference Offseason Chatter From Summer League

by Keith P Smith

Jul 26, 2019 6:27 PM

With so much turnover this offseason, and another exciting draft class, teams had lots and lots to say. Read more »

Tags: Dallas Mavericks, Denver Nuggets, Golden State Warriors, Houston Rockets, Los Angeles Clippers, Los Angeles Lakers, Memphis Grizzlies, Minnesota Timberwolves, New Orleans Pelicans, Phoenix Suns, Portland Trail Blazers, Sacramento Kings, San Antonio Spurs, Utah Jazz, Oklahoma City Thunder, NBA

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San Antonio Spurs: 2019 NBA Offseason Preview

by Keith P Smith

This will likely be a transitional offseason for the Spurs in which they improve around the margins and assemble a roster that reaches the playoffs for a 23rd consecutive season. Read more »
By Slaying Legends, Kawhi Leonard Has Become One

by Micah Wimmer

By stopping two potential three-peats by two of the greatest would-be dynasties of the last decade, Kawhi Leonard has established himself as a giant killer, the NBA's version of those legendary dragon slayers of yore. Read more »
The Maximum Available 2019 Cap Space for All 30 NBA Teams, Version 2.0

by Keith P Smith

The Knicks, Clippers, Hawks, Kings and Lakers project to have the most cap space this offseason. Read more »
The Spurs Against Three-Point Conventional Wisdom

by Matthew Tynan

Basketball has changed drastically over the last decade-plus, and the Spurs have been right there at the forefront of the movement the entire time. But now they're pivoting away from the three-point trend. Read more »
DeMar DeRozan: The All-Star Anachronism

by Micah Wimmer

There's something almost admirable about DeMar DeRozan's distinctiveness, his apparent desire to refine his own style rather than attempt to fit into the prescribed idea of who he, or any modern guard, should be. Read more »
2018 NBA Offseason Review: Southwest Division

by Keith P Smith

On the offseason moves by the Mavericks, Rockets, Spurs, Grizzlies and Pelicans. Read more »
Thirty Futures: Kawhi Leonard

by Colin McGowan

A player we previously understood as a robotic extension of Gregg Popovich's will has become complicated. Read more »
Thirty Futures: Manu Ginobili

by Colin McGowan

Manu Ginobili was as charismatic a basketball player as has ever lived, and in his sheer adventurousness, he demonstrated the sport's capacity to delight more thoroughly than peers who were objectively better than him. Read more »
The Maximum Available 2019 Cap Space For All 30 NBA Teams

by Keith P Smith

The NBA cap will jump by $7 million while some of the bad contracts of 2016 will come off the books, which means an abundance of cap space again. Read more »
The NBA's Coaching Renaissance

by Katie Heindl

What the NBA advocates for off the court matters just as much as what they're enforcing on it, and changing coaching styles contributes to accelerating the overall progression of the league in real time, literally on the clock. Read more »
2018 Western Conference Summer League Notes

by Keith P Smith

Keith Smith emptied his notebook after speaking to players, coaches, front office personnel and agents with all 15 Western Conference teams. Read more »
Leroux's 2018 NBA Draft Review

by Danny Leroux

On how all 30 teams fared in the 2018 NBA Draft. Read more »
Projected 2018 Cap Space For All 30 NBA Teams, Version 2.0

by Keith P Smith

The Lakers, Pacers, Hawks and 76ers enter the offseason with the most project cap space. Read more »
The Intrinsic Limitations Of The Becky Hammon 'Skipped The Line' Discussion

by Spencer Lund

Becky Hammon being asked to interview for a head coaching job can be considered meaningful progress while we also acknowledge the explicit need for more head coaches of color in the NBA. Read more »
Ten-Year Net Rating Rankings (Infographics For All 30 Teams)

by Christopher Reina

We look at the trajectory of every team in the NBA in terms of how they rank in the category. Read more »
Kawhi, Isaiah, Kyrie, And The New Superstar Body Plan

by John Wilmes

Industries of their own, superstars have begun to more fully appraise where their money is coming from, and they are increasingly disabusing themselves of older definitions of success and glory. Read more »
Projected 2018 Cap Space For All 30 NBA Teams

by Keith P Smith

Approximately 80 percent of the league will be over the cap. The cap spike that caused multiple teams to have copious amounts of cap space each summer from 2015 through 2017 has now flattened out Read more »